After 12 days of intense rainfall, 74 people have died and more than 15,000 homes have been affected, while 100 rivers have flooded and around 380 landslides have occurred.
In view of this situation, the Japanese prime minister announced last week government aid to rebuild the damaged areas in the Kyushu region, in the southwest of the country, and the prefectures of Nagano and Gifu in the centre of the territory.
Message Prime Minister Abe Delivered at the Emergency Response Headquarters for the Heavy Rain in July 2020 (July 7)
With heavy rains continuing to fall in the Kyushu region, new damage has occurred, including from the overflowing of the Chikugo River pic.twitter.com/zFP2C0rs5S
— PM’s Office of Japan (@JPN_PMO) July 8, 2020
At the third meeting of the Emergency Response Headquarters for the Heavy Rain in July 2020, PM Abe stressed that the government is doing its utmost to support the affected by providing goods and deploying 80,000 members of police, fighter fighters, Japan Coast Guard and SDF. pic.twitter.com/SniazbmMje
— PM’s Office of Japan (@JPN_PMO) July 7, 2020
Editors: Ed Newman and Salome Campanioni